PRODESI exports estimated at more than USD 24 million

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Luanda – Exports of products of Support Production, Diversification of Exports and Substitution of Imports Programme,( PRODESI) amounted to around USD 24.80 million during the First half of 2021.

The statistics were released by the national director for Competitive Economy and Innovation, of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), João Nkosi.

The three most exported products during this period were Cement, worth USD 11.83 million,  with a percentage variation of more than 401.68% compared to the same period (2020), followed by Beer estimated at USD 5.21 million, a variation above 101.19%, and glass packaging for various purposes standing at USD 2.51 million, with a variation of greater than 440.39%.

According to the public manager, the export destination countries were Republic of the Congo, with a turnover of USD 7.85 million, a variation of more than 238.70%;  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with USD 7.10 million, a negative variation of 59.77%; and Cameroon, USD 4.20 million, with a positive variation of 445.8%.

As for the most imported products in 2021, João Nkosi highlighted Chicken meat, with payments  of USD 117.34 million and percentage variation above 12.66%, followed by Rice (USD 50. 77 million, and negative variation of 85.64%) and soy cooking oil with USD 63.41 million, with a variation above 11.59%.

“The countries that export the most to Angola were Brazil, with USD 125.87 million and a negative variation of 10.90; the United States, USD 68.20 million and variation above 25.80%, and India, with USD 63.03 million,  a positive variation of 102.14%”, he told a presentation ceremony of the preliminary report of the third year of PRODESI.

On the other hand, he said that for the 2nd half of 2021, this programme foresees to carry on the operation of the Network of Mobilisation and Support Agents for the Producers (AMAPs) and reach, this year, 10,000 producers, registered on the Portuguese Producer Portal and train more than 600 key players in agribusiness.

He also announced plans to start training, as part of  "Envolver" programme, designed for the technicians from INAPEM and commercial banks, starting technical assistance among young mentors to cooperatives, and continue to carry out activities to improve the environment of business in order to reach the 168th position in the “Ranking DB”.

As for the Financing Support Service, João Nkosi said that the prospect is to promote the availability of financing resources for the targeted sectors of PRODESI, granting credit this year to 500 companies and 100 cooperatives, as well as making available a new tranche of financing for microcredit.

He stressed that in Support to Sales, the objective is to provide the “Made In Angola” service, following up the holding of 153 fairs, increase the presence of the tourism sector, private initiative, service providers and cultural activities at fairs.

The intention is also to boost the holding of meetings of the productive sectors and promote   one thousand purchase contracts. Activities are currently being developed to improve the business environment in 11 domains, 6 considered critical and 5 comprehensive, in order to improve the current position (177th) in the “Ranking DB”.

Its operation is reflected in the sectors of Food and Agro-industry, Mineral Resources, Oil and Natural Gas, Forestry, Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, Construction and Public Works, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Health, Education, Training and Scientific Research , Tourism and Leisure.

The statistics were released by the national director for Competitive Economy and Innovation, of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), João Nkosi.

The three most exported products during this period were Cement, worth USD 11.83 million,  with a percentage variation of more than 401.68% compared to the same period (2020), followed by Beer estimated at USD 5.21 million, a variation above 101.19%, and glass packaging for various purposes standing at USD 2.51 million, with a variation of greater than 440.39%.

According to the public manager, the export destination countries were Republic of the Congo, with a turnover of USD 7.85 million, a variation of more than 238.70%;  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with USD 7.10 million, a negative variation of 59.77%; and Cameroon, USD 4.20 million, with a positive variation of 445.8%.

As for the most imported products in 2021, João Nkosi highlighted Chicken meat, with payments  of USD 117.34 million and percentage variation above 12.66%, followed by Rice (USD 50. 77 million, and negative variation of 85.64%) and soy cooking oil with USD 63.41 million, with a variation above 11.59%.

“The countries that export the most to Angola were Brazil, with USD 125.87 million and a negative variation of 10.90; the United States, USD 68.20 million and variation above 25.80%, and India, with USD 63.03 million,  a positive variation of 102.14%”, he told a presentation ceremony of the preliminary report of the third year of PRODESI.

On the other hand, he said that for the 2nd half of 2021, this programme foresees to carry on the operation of the Network of Mobilisation and Support Agents for the Producers (AMAPs) and reach, this year, 10,000 producers, registered on the Portuguese Producer Portal and train more than 600 key players in agribusiness.

He also announced plans to start training, as part of  "Envolver" programme, designed for the technicians from INAPEM and commercial banks, starting technical assistance among young mentors to cooperatives, and continue to carry out activities to improve the environment of business in order to reach the 168th position in the “Ranking DB”.

As for the Financing Support Service, João Nkosi said that the prospect is to promote the availability of financing resources for the targeted sectors of PRODESI, granting credit this year to 500 companies and 100 cooperatives, as well as making available a new tranche of financing for microcredit.

He stressed that in Support to Sales, the objective is to provide the “Made In Angola” service, following up the holding of 153 fairs, increase the presence of the tourism sector, private initiative, service providers and cultural activities at fairs.

The intention is also to boost the holding of meetings of the productive sectors and promote   one thousand purchase contracts. Activities are currently being developed to improve the business environment in 11 domains, 6 considered critical and 5 comprehensive, in order to improve the current position (177th) in the “Ranking DB”.

Its operation is reflected in the sectors of Food and Agro-industry, Mineral Resources, Oil and Natural Gas, Forestry, Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, Construction and Public Works, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Health, Education, Training and Scientific Research , Tourism and Leisure.